The Child & Family Foundation's top priority is running projects which serve both a good cause and prove to be sustainable. However, without the help of local organisations and institutions, many of the projects couldn't be run as we know them. The aid organisation Enjetare & C-re-aid not only shares the Child & Family Foundation's values, but also their unwavering sense of commitment to their projects. Enjetare & C-re-aid was founded in 2012 by the Belgian architect, Freya Candel and has dedicated its time to researching sustainable and ecological building design and materials.
A strong partner: Enjetare & C-re-aid
The Child & Family Foundation can count on external partners' support for many of their projects. In Tanzania, their schools are supported by the aid organisation, Enjetare & C-re-aid.
Enjetare & C-re-aid's projects range from building houses, small community centres to designing infrastructure for the local health and educational systems. To do this, they source materials from the local area which often involves transporting the goods over long distances to reach the individual building sites. In doing so, they commercialise these local producer's goods and make others in the area better aware of the source which, combined with eco-friendly building techniques, helps to establish sustainable building culture going forward. The materials are also far cheaper than classical building materials which makes them more affordable for people who are less well-off.
The Child & Family Foundation has taken on the renovation and restoration of two schools in the mountain village of Shimbwe, Tanzania. Shimbwe is located approximately twelve kilometres from the city of Moshi, at the foot of Kilimanjaro. It was perhaps a fortunate turn of events when Enjetare & C-re-aid decided to set up headquarters in Moshi as, thanks to this, it couldn't have been easier to find other like-minded synergies to collaborate with. Shimbwe soil is well-suited as a replacement for bricks as it naturally forms sizeable clumps. We are currently peforming much-needed renovations and extensions to the Sia Shimbwe Primary School. We are also converting and modernising the Shimbwe Chini Primary School under the watchful eye of the Spanish architect, Eva Cabezuelo.